2021 Holy Land Coordination Communiqué

January 22, 2021 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Representatives of bishops’ conferences from several countries, including the United States met for the annual Holy Land Coordination (HLC), January 16-20, 2021. Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace represented the U.S. bishops.

For over two decades the HLC has been an intentional means for bishops of several countries to coordinate their interest and involvement in the life of the Church in the Holy Land, the land Christ called home.

Because of the limitations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the gathering was constrained to meeting virtually this year. Nevertheless, the HLC continues to call for prayer, pilgrimage, and persuasion on behalf of Christians in the region and the ongoing Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

The full communiqué can be read here.

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